Despite my best efforts to pace myself, I tore through ten books in Robin Hobb's Fitz-verse, including The Tawny Man Trilogy, The Rain Wilds Chronicles, and The Fitz & The Fool Trilogy. The Fitz stories are my favorite, though they are also usually the most heartbreaking. F&F, in particular, was sad enough that I sometimes had to step away for a little while. The Rain Wilds stories, by contrast, were nice and all, but didn't quite get to me in the same way (and I seriously think it could have been three books instead of four). Overall, however, decidedly recommended; start with Assassin's Apprentice.